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3 Cultural Festivals for End of Summer Fun

by Betsy Natter The Philadelphia area is rich with cultural heritage and Montgomery County is no exception. As a way of sharing their ethnic heritage, culture, food and artistry with their communities, three local organizations are inviting the local community to join in their annual festival celebrations. Stop by one or more to learn about […]

Hit the Trail on Horseback in Montco

Hit the Trail on Horseback in Montco

By Betsy Natter Horses have long been one of man’s closest companions. They come along side in work, provide transportation and capture the hearts of young and old alike. And while not everyone can own their own equine friend, several local farms share their beloved animals and knowledge of these special creatures with the public. […]

2016 Back to School Guide

2016 Back to School Guide

With summertime winding down, it’s time to prep the family for Back To School! Ease into your fall transitions with the 2016 Montgomery County Back to School Guide, your guide to affordable Back to School Fashion, important events happening at local schools, and after school activities. Your Back to School Guide is sponsored by Upper Merion Parks […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Finding Hope in Space

Montgomerian on the Move: Finding Hope in Space

Anna Idler I bought a collage from a local Portuguese artist while exploring the beautiful streets of Lisbon the other day. Three little blond girls stand with their backs to the viewer, looking at Earth. I couldn’t say why I bought it at first – “I just really like it,” I said to Rachel, who […]

Geocaching for Hi-Tech Outdoor Fun

Geocaching for Hi-Tech Outdoor Fun

by Betsy Natter If you’re all tapped out on Pokémon Go, the latest virtual seek and find game, perhaps a real world navigational game that’s been around for nearly two decades may be the answer. Geocaching is a high-tech outdoor treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to locate hidden items anywhere in the world. […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pamplona

Montgomerian on the Move: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pamplona

by Anna Idler “There is a man reading a newspaper front of us.” Rachel poked my arm and motioned to the front of the crowd. Though my five-foot frame doesn’t allow me to see much in these congested situations, I managed to locate him: she was right. An elderly man in a red “Pamplona” bandana […]

9 Talks and Walks about Things that Fly, Tweet and Buzz!

9 Talks and Walks about Things that Fly, Tweet and Buzz!

by Betsy Natter Summer is for the Birds & Bees – and other creatures! The air is warm and filled with all kinds of flying and tweeting. Grab the family and buzz over to one of these outdoor walks or attend an educational talk and learn more about the creatures that fill our summer skies. […]

3 Unique Outdoor Games to Try this Summer

3 Unique Outdoor Games to Try this Summer

By Betsy Natter Are you looking to try some outdoor activities that go beyond backyard ring toss? Montgomery County has lots of courts and courses where you can try your hand at some not so common sports. Grab a partner or the whole gang and try one of these outdoor recreational spots. Mennonite Heritage Center […]

Hometown Hero Brandon McManus to Host Football Skills Camp

Hometown Hero Brandon McManus to Host Football Skills Camp

It was 10am Eastern Standard Time, but 8am in Colorado where hometown hero, Brandon McManus, was calling in from. The Hatfield-native was no doubt exhausted after having attended the Super Bowl Ring ceremony at Denver’s Sports Authority Field the evening before. “After a cocktail hour in the locker room, each of us received a gold […]

3 Ways to Keep Cool in Montgomery County’s Waterways

3 Ways to Keep Cool in Montgomery County’s Waterways

by Betsy Natter Looking for new ways to keep cool during a hot summer day? Montgomery County’s many creeks, rivers, lakes and ponds provide lots of opportunities to cool off and enjoy a day out. Whether fishing, canoeing or just poking around for little critters there’s something here for everyone. Norristown Farm Park – Knee Deep […]